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i almost got caught!

so i really wanted to try this new flavor of light ice cream...& normally i dont let myself buy ice cream bc i know i can't control myself. (i only allow for pre-packaged single serve, not 1/2 gallons.) BUT i let myself buy it and i tried it...and kept eating it & eating it & next thing i know it's half gone (which was like 800+ cals...EW! my bf came home unexpectedly while i was standing there eating it & when he came in i quickly hid it in the freezer bc i was ashamed of what i was doing/had done. this has never happened to me before but i feel like i HIDE my eating from forbiddin sweets when no one is around. it's almost like i am hiding an addiction. i have thought about WHY i am doing this & tried to analyze it & i cannot come up w anything! i dont feel i am subbing food for something missing in my life/an emotion. why am i doing this? and how do i stop??? i didn't used to be this way!!

Thu. Feb 8, 4:10pm

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read this book called my last diet book its all about mind over matter. dont let your impulses take control of u

Thursday, February 08, 2007, 4:25 PM

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If I ate half of a half-gallon of ice cream, I'd be embarrassed and try to hide it too. Why do we do this? My opinion is because it's not considered "normal" behavior to eat so uncontrollably. My husband would never understand such behavior. I can understand it, but I wouldn't ever do it (at least not when I'm sober!) I just can't justify 800 calories from ice cream! I'm on a 1300-cal-a-day "budget," and that ice cream would be pretty "expensive!!"

Thursday, February 08, 2007, 4:33 PM

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I can relate

It's like an eating disorder for me - once I break, I consume as much as I can as fast as I can before someone sees me. And why? I have no idea. I have days when I am in control and can eat that one cookie or that one piece of candy or one cracker with cheese. But sometimes I just can't stop with just one.

I am happy and healthy (at least physically). I have a good job that I enjoy. I have a great husband and great kids. I have friends and a good family. What gives?

So I guess waht I'm saying is.... you are not alone.

Thursday, February 08, 2007, 4:40 PM

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i read a funny twist to an old question. " if i eat chocolate cake in the closet and no one sees me, will i still gain weight?" recognition of an action is the only way some people know they've actually done something. by pretending to others that i don't eat, i am hoping to fool myself. i don't fool myself and so i am filled with shame. i eat to improve the way i feel. but i hide it because i know it's not a healthy way to deal with stress. and so it goes...

Thursday, February 08, 2007, 4:50 PM

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4:40pm, yes, it's not like an eating disorder, it IS an eating disorder! (Although maybe you only have some of the behaviors...) Binge Eating Disorder is characterized by eating large amounts of usually processed high-sugar, high-carb, high-fat foods very rapidly...

Thursday, February 08, 2007, 8:45 PM

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OP, know you are not alone and a lot of people struggle with this. On a funny note, there was an episode of sex in the city where Miranda was having trouble controling those same cravings. She baked a pan of cake and throughout the night ate half way through the cake. She was so disgusted with herself she threw the rest of it in the trash. A few minutes later she peeks back in the trash and takes a bite off of the top of it. Then she totally freaks out about what she just did and runs over to the sink and pours dish soap all over it.

I watched this scene laughing hysterically because I could totally identify with the ridiculous behavior being portrayed. However binge eating is a real issue and can lead to serious problems. We all go overboard sometimes so unless this is a regular occurence (daily or weekly) I wouldn't get too worked about it. Just try to really think about what you eat instead of disconnecting from it and indulging in the sensations.

Friday, February 09, 2007, 6:28 PM

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OP: to 4:33...i am on a 1500 cal limit & it's rediculous to me that i let myself eat that much ice cream, but i do it any way. this is all so strange to me bc i never used to be like this. it's like i KNOW that i'm not happy w myself, & i KNOW that i shouldn't waste cals on that, but i am compelled to do it. plus, it's so scary to me to think that i may have a serious problem here. thanks to those of you who tell me i am not alone! i just wish there was an easy way to stop!

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 9:32 AM

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